LOLIPOP Project M17 Plenary Meeting

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🎯 We are thrilled to share the highlights of our recent milestone achieved at the M17 Plenary Meeting hosted by CSEM in Switzerland on the 17th and 18th of January.

The LOLIPOP Project, under PCRL – Photonics Communications Research Laboratory‘s coordination, aims to revolutionize photonics by addressing the underserved spectral bands below 1100 nm. The combination of silicon nitride (TriPleX) and lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI) technologies presents a unique opportunity for a disruptive platform offering superior integration, modulation, and second-order nonlinear performance across the spectrum from 400 up to 1600 nm. 🚀

During the 2-day meeting, our consortium delved into developing innovative methods for low-loss integration of LNOI films on TriPleX, ensuring no compromise in functionality. Additionally, processes were established for the growth of Ge photodiodes (PDs) inside pockets and flip-chip bonding of active elements inside recesses on TriPleX. The result? An ultra-wideband technology that can operate seamlessly across the entire 400-1600 nm spectrum. 🌈

The journey doesn’t stop here! LOLIPOP will prepare a roadmap for offering its technology as a commercial service, ensuring its impact extends beyond the laboratory to real-world applications. 🌍

Special thanks to all consortium members: LioniX International, CSEM, PHIX Photonics Assembly, University College Cork, University of Twente, Superlum Diodes Ltd, Optagon Photonics, Polytec, imec, QuiX Quantum, Irida Labs, for their dedication and hard work, as showcased in the snapshots from the meeting room, clean room, and our enjoyable social event. Together, we are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of photonics! 🚀🔬